I want to avoid the actual December Nights event at Balboa Park because I freak out in large crowds (and I have avoided all of Balboa Park in December since 2003), but I was thinking that it might be magical to check it out one evening on an off day. Can anyone tell me what it is like on say...a random Tuesday afternoon going in to evening...or Thursday...or whatever? Super crowded still? Pretty decorations? Decorated at all?
We have a 3 year old who is "all things Christmas" this year, so I want to take her out and let her experience as much of San Diego this holiday season as possible. Is Balboa Park in the evening one of those places?
We also have on the list of things to do the skating rink at NBC Horton Square, Hotel Del, Boat Parade...anything else "magical" for a 3 year old you can think of?